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Dubai Watch Week Horology Forum 2021

The Horology Forum sessions provide a platform for the industry to discuss and debate topics. One of the panels will be moderated by our editor-in-chief Suzanne Wong. Our own Brice Lechevalier and Sophie Furley will also attend the event

Dubai Watch Week — the much-anticipated, biennial event centred around the nurturing and sharing of horological knowledge — has revealed an impressive roster of speakers for its seventh edition of the Horology Forum. Taking place from 24 – 28 November at The Gate, DIFC, the education platform will continue to facilitate open conversations between collectors, designers, master craftsmen, artists, and creative minds from across industries as part of its renowned Horology Forum.

Leading authorities in horology, the arts, commerce, and entertainment will be participating to share their thoughts on the industry’s most debated topics, and all audience members are encouraged to participate as part of the no-holds-barred panels. This year’s edition includes a line-up of internationally renowned speakers and moderators set to include Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority; François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet; Leonie Flückiger, Co-Founder Adresta AG; Christine Hutter, CEO of Moritz Grossmann; Oskar Metsavaht, environmental activist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador; Danny Govberg, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of WatchBox; Myrna Ayad, Art Consultant and Cultural Strategist; and Nicholas Foulkes, Author, and Historian. The full list of speakers and moderators can be found below.

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Tackling universally interesting topics, the Horology Forum brings together people across a multitude of industries and provides distinctive points of view on the industry and beyond. Panel topics include ‘Epicurious Collectivist #IYKYK’, a panel weighing pros and cons when democratising art and luxury knowledge; ‘I love my Patek, what does it do?’, a session investigating stigmas and knowledge when it comes to collector credibility; ‘Cryp tic-tac-to, where’d human error go’, a panel deciphering luxury’s ascension to crypto and how it transcends limits; as well as a Carte Blanche discussion — during which audience members can anonymously ask panellists questions for an even more dynamic and immersive experience. A breakdown of the panel topics, dates and timings can be found in the index section below.

“An original concept pioneered by Dubai Watch Week, the Horology Forum fosters honest conversation, nurtures learning and drives education across communities. We are delighted to welcome this year’s speakers, who no doubt will provide valuable insights into their respective fields.” said Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, Director General of Dubai Watch Week. “It is through open channels of communication that we can continue to disrupt and evolve the horological industry for the better, with this year set to be the most exciting global exchange yet.”

For those unable to attend the sessions in-person, Dubai Watch Week will be live streaming each Horology Forum panel discussion on dubaiwatchweek.com.

Dubai Watch Week is free to enter for the duration of the event.